Sunday, July 4, 2010
After rehearsing all week - sometimes several times a day - for their Fourth of July performance, the kids in our neighborhood had gone back and forth about whether it would actually happen today or not. First, they took sidewalk chalk and drew layers of stars in the middle of our cul-de-sac. That took hours yesterday, and faith that it wouldn't rain between then and now.
There's the bike brigade made up of the three older boys, a dance routine choreographed by the two older girls that concluded with picking up a little girl and dancing around with her, and "Uncle Sam" pulling a wagon with little kids in it. The whole thing was adorable! Residents of five homes turned out to see the performance. One neighbor purchased big Hershey bars for us to throw at the end, and sat with her sister, eating buttered popcorn! The kids loved it... and so did we. Have a Happy Fourth!